Privilege, Power and Difference (chapter 2)
by Allan Johnson
What do we mean by “diversity”? This critical question came up again at the August faculty retreat. It is at the heart of our Diversity Committee, and at the heart of our efforts to diversify SFRC faculty and address student diversity. Does it just mean “difference”? Each of us is different than everyone else…at all sorts of levels and for many reasons. So what kind of differences, what kind of diversity, are we talking about?
This question is tackled head on in Chapter 2 of Allan Johnson’s very readable book Privilege, Power and Difference. It gives a sense of how we (society in general, FFGS in particular) might think about “diversity”.